Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 9, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}

Jan Garbarek - Dansere (2012) [3CDs] {ECM 2146/48}
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Genre: Jazz

A welcome return to the ECM catalog for three of the most striking of the early recordings which Jan Garbarek made for the label in the 1970s. In different but related ways Sart (1971), Witchi-Tai-To (1973) and Dansere (1975) brought freshly intelligent and invigorating perspective to bear on questions of dynamics, group sound, interaction and swing, the relation of improvisation and abstraction to the roots of jazz, and the relevance of archetypal yet freshly inflected folk forms to contemporary music. Two ensembles are heard here – Garbarek/Stenson/Rypdal/Andersen/Christensen on the exploratory Sart, and the spirited Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet, one of the most exciting groups of the era.
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:24 minutes | 4,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This one is very eagerly-awaited: it has been six years since Jan Garbarek’s last album as a leader (“In Praise of Dreams”). And, moreover, this double-album – recorded in Dresden’s Alter Schlachthof in October 2007 – is also the first-ever live set from the highly-popular Garbarek Group. The band, now including Brazilian bassist Yuri Daniel, powers through repertoire old and new, and the Norwegian saxophonist is in top form, his exchanges with Manu Katche’s bold, emphatic drums particularly exciting. Material includes “12 Moons”, “There Were Swallows”, “Voy Cantando”, an ecstatic version of “Paper Nut” (last heard on Shankar’s “Song for Everyone”) and much more. Released in time for Jan’s extensive autumn tour.

Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 7, 2012
Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)

Jan Garbarek - Magico: Carta De Amor 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 107:56 min | 247 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

It's sure been a banner year for fans of the ECM label, with a slew of fine new releases from artists including guitarist John Abercrombie (Within a Song), bassist Arild Andersen (Celebration), pianist Tord Gustavsen (The Well), and saxophonist Tim Berne (Snakeoil). Previously out-of-print or never-before-in-print studio recordings from saxophonist Jan Garbarek (Dansere) and pianist Jon Balke (Magnetic Works: 1993-2001) are now back in circulation.
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden (2009) [2CD's] {ECM 2100} [Repost]

Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden (2009) [2CD's] {ECM 2100}
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Genre: Jazz

Dresden is an eagerly awaited release. It has been five years since In Praise of Dreams, eleven years since Rites, and sixteen years since Twelve Moons the last Garbarek disc identified unequivocally as Jan Garbarek Group album. In the interim, through steady touring, the ensemble has become perhaps the most popular European group currently playing instrumental music with strong improvisational traits - beyond genre now, and in an idiom of its own, broader than "jazz", though still inspired by its most open-minded exponents.
Miroslav Vitous & Jan Garbarek - Atmos (1993) {JPN Edition}

Miroslav Vitous & Jan Garbarek - Atmos (1993) {JPN Edition}
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Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM 1475 | Released: 1993

Bassist Miroslav Vitous and Jan Garbarek (on soprano and tenor) are featured throughout this ECM CD on a set of introspective duets. Garbarek does emit some passion on soprano and Vitous augments the music at times with some percussive sounds made by hitting his bass; once in awhile he also adds brief samples from what he calls "the Miroslav Vitous Symphony Orchestra Sound Library." But in general this is a stereotypical ECM date, recommended to fans of that genre.
Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico-Carta De Amor (2012) [2CD] {ECM 2280/81} [Re-Up]

Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti / Charlie Haden - Magico-Carta De Amor (2012) [2CD] {ECM 2280/81}
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Genre: Jazz

A fascinating set from three strong and contrasting musical personalities: Norwegian saxophonist, Brazilian guitarist-pianist, and US bassist making purposeful and creative music together on this previously unreleased live recording. “Carta de Amor” documents music captured at Munich’s Amerika Haus in April, 1981. Two years on from the much-loved albums “Magico” (ECM 1151) and “Folk Songs” (ECM 1170), the trio’s improvisational empathy and sensibilities were further honed by experiences as a touring group. Repertoire includes five pieces from Gismonti’s pen, with the title track heard in two variations, opening and closing this enthralling double album.

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 10, 2016
Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}

Jan Garbarek - Triptykon (1973) {ECM 1029}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek took several intriguing stylistic turns early in his career, none more extreme than that shown on Triptykon. While he had always shown an affinity for the work of Albert Ayler and other free jazz musicians who came of age in the '60s, his prior albums retained a more straight-ahead rhythmic drive and more than a passing nod to experimental rock and fusion. Here, he jettisoned guitarist Terje Rypdal and replaced the sometimes overly delicate percussion work of Jon Christensen with the more earthy and heavy sounding Edward Vesala. The result is an expressionist trio drawing on both free improvisation and Scandinavian folk tunes, roaring, stumbling, and reeling, evoking an aural equivalent of Edvard Munch.
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1} [Re-Up]

Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Mnemosyne (1999) [2CD's] {ECM 1700/1}
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Genre: Classical, Folk, World, Jazz

It's been six years since these same performers got together to create one of the decade's more unusual experiments in musical alchemy. Beginning with the raw materials of early music and modern jazz, the four male voices of the Hilliard Ensemble joined with jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek to see what would happen when the proper measure of old music and new style were combined, shaped by the performers' considerable experience and collective aesthetic vision.

Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 13, 2016
Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}

Jan Garbarek / Kjell Johnsen - Aftenland (1980) {ECM 1169}
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Genre: Jazz

Jan Garbarek is, of course, one of ECM’s longest standing composers and saxophonists, yet he is first and foremost a spectacular improviser who often manages to reach farther than (I imagine) even his own expectations in touching new melodic concepts. Paired with the Spheres-like church organ of Kjell Johnsen, he plumbs the depths of spiritual and physical awareness in a way that few of his albums have since. Here more than anywhere else, he shapes reverberation into its own spiritualism, exploring every curve of his surrounding architecture, every carved piece of wood and masonry.
Charlie Haden / Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti - Folk Songs (1981) {ECM 1170} [Re-Up]

Charlie Haden / Jan Garbarek / Egberto Gismonti - Folk Songs (1981) {ECM 1170}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

One of the better ECM recordings, this collaboration by bassist Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano, and Egberto Gismonti (switching between guitar and piano) is filled with moody originals, improvisations that blend together jazz and world music, and atmospheric ensembles.